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US man charged with 1978 killing of British couple

Los Angeles - A 75-year-old California man was charged with the chilling 1978 murder of a young British couple who had been sailing on his boat in the Caribbean Sea.

Landmark Brexit court ruling due in new year

London - Britain's Supreme Court will reveal early next year the result of the government's appeal against a ruling that it cannot unilaterally trigger Brexit, the court said Thursday.

US, UK spies targeted airline passengers' mobiles: report

Paris - American and British spy agencies have tried to intercept data from passengers' mobile phones on commercial airlines including Air France, media reports say, citing documents from US whistleblower Edward Snowden.

British PM challenges lawmakers to back Brexit timetable

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May secured a symbolic victory on Brexit on Wednesday after MPs agreed not to delay her plans to begin the EU exit talks by the end of March, although she had to promise to give them more details of her negotiating strate...

British lawmakers vote to back PM's Brexit timetable

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May secured a symbolic victory on Brexit on Wednesday after MPs agreed not to delay her plans to begin exit talks by the end of March, although she had to promise to give them more details of her negotiating strategy.

Assange claims sex was 'consensual' in released testimony

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has told authorities investigating him over a rape allegation that his accuser "made it very clear" she wanted to have sex, according to testimony he released Wednesday.

British lord says Brexit 'stupidity' should not block child refugees

London - A member of Britain's House of Lords rescued from the Nazis when he was six years old, told AFP the anti-immigrant sentiment behind Brexit should not prevent child migrants being welcomed to Britain.

Britain will help Gulf 'push back' against Iran aggression: PM

London - Britain will help Gulf states "push back" against aggressive regional actions by Iran, Prime Minister Theresa May told the Gulf Cooperation Council in Bahrain on Wednesday in a televised address.

Brexit deal needed by October 2018, says EU negotiator

Brussels - Britain must broker its deal to leave the EU by October 2018, the bloc's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Tuesday, warning that time for talks was running out.

UK court convicts Belgian linked to Brussels, Paris attacks suspect

London - A British court on Tuesday convicted a Belgian man living in Birmingham of giving money to Brussels and Paris terror attacks suspect Mohamed Abrini.

Fish skin, snooker chalk win UK Turner Prize for Marten

London - Sculptor Helen Marten won the Turner Prize, at a London ceremony where the art world rallied against xenophobia and intolerance.

British 'Santa safari' worker stabbed to death in Lapland

Helsinki - A 26-year-old British woman has been stabbed to death in Lapland where she was employed by a "Santa safari" tour firm in the run-up to Christmas, Finnish police said on Monday.

British MPs back UK asset freeze for human rights abusers

London - British lawmakers have tabled a change in the law to enable the government to freeze British assets of international human rights abusers, following a campaign in memory of late Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky.

British communities 'worryingly' segregated: report

London - Some UK communities are "worryingly" segregated and government failure to tackle social and economic isolation, particularly among Muslims, is playing into the hands of extremists, a government-commissioned report warned Monday.

UK Supreme Court begins hearings on Brexit challenge

London - Britain's Supreme Court began an historic hearing Monday to decide whether parliament has to approve the government's Brexit negotiations, in a highly-charged case that could delay the country's EU exit.

Le Pen victory would be 'body blow' to Europe: ex-British PM

New Delhi - Britain's former premier said Saturday the election of France's Marine Le Pen would be a "big body blow" for Europe, saying he hoped for the victory of a mainstream party.

UK's Supreme Court set for highly-charged Brexit case

London - Britain's Supreme Court will Monday begin hearing the government's appeal against a ruling it must obtain parliamentary approval before triggering Brexit, in a constitutional showdown that has further inflamed political tensions.

What next after landmark UK Brexit court case?

London - Britain's highest court is on Monday to begin hearing the government's appeal against a ruling that it must first seek parliamentary approval before beginning the process to leave the European Union.The landmark case will be heard by 11 judges.

Airbnb imposes limit on London home rentals

London - Airbnb will impose a 90-day limit on the sharing of private homes in London, the home rentals website has revealed amid fears over the British capital's housing market.

Pro-EU candidate wins 'Brexit by-election' in London

London - Prime Minister Theresa May's government suffered a rebuke over its plans to pull Britain out of the EU on Friday after voters in the London suburb of Richmond ousted a eurosceptic lawmaker in favour of a pro-European candidate.

Britain to brief foreign press on Brexit to counter 'misreporting'

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May's office will hold regular briefings with foreign journalists from early next year to counter "misreporting" about its plans for Brexit, a spokeswoman said Thursday.

The woman who decides what wine presidents drink

Paris - It came as a shock. But Virginie Routis learned very early that one of the obstacles she was going to have to overcome to become a top wine waiter was sexism.

UN panel rebuffs Britain over Assange ruling

Geneva - A UN panel has rejected Britain's request to review a ruling that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is being arbitrarily detained, according to a statement released late Wednesday in Geneva.

UK hits back after EU rejects early Brexit talks on expats

London - Prime Minister Theresa May hit back Wednesday at the European Union's refusal to open talks on the future of EU citizens in post-Brexit Britain before formal divorce talks begin.

Brexiteers fighting metric system, one street at a time

Huntingdon - Armed with high-vis jackets, a ladder and a half-inch spanner, Tony Bennett and Derek Norman are the footsoldiers of Brexit, waging a slow but successful battle against metrication, one street at a time.

Local vote in London becomes Brexit battleground

London - A local by-election for parliament in the posh London suburb of Richmond on Thursday is threatening to turn into a mini-referendum on Brexit, with the defending MP a Brexiteer in a pro-EU heartland.

Mahler symphony score sells for record £4.5 mn

London - The complete score of Gustav Mahler's Second Symphony was sold in London for £4.5 million on Tuesday, a record for a musical manuscript, Sotheby's auction house said.

Luxembourg PM says Britain can't 'have cake and eat it' over EU

Luxembourg - Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel said Britain cannot "have its cake and eat it" and ruled out any transitional Brexit deal with the EU if negotiations are not completed in two years.

Britain has Assange DNA sample: Ecuador

Quito - British police have received a genetic sample from Wikileaks founder Julian Assange for Swedish prosecutors to use in their rape investigation against him, an official said Monday.

Brussels, Paris attacks suspect said UK was not target

London - A suspect in the Brussels and Paris terror attacks told investigators that he was not scouting for targets during a visit to Britain last year and the money he collected was for his gambling addiction, a British court heard Monday.
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London Underground train at the Central Line platforms of Oxford Circus tube station. Terrorists of the Real Irish Republican Army seeking to carry out an attack during the Olympics may go after softer targets like those of public transport systems and shopping centers if the Games prove to be too hard of a target.
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An image from the April 29, 2012, Royal Wedding of Prince William of Wales and Kate Middleton.
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Thousands gathered on London's Mall as the Royals appear on the balcony
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Outside view of St. Paul's Cathedral in London
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Britain remains outside the single currency and the border-free Schengen zone, two of the EU's defining pillars
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London Underground train at Watford station.
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The olympic rings on Tower (London) Bridge for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.
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Wing-shaped structure might have been a temple
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Illicit vodka being sold in Britain could be very dangerous.
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A view of Big Ben in London
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Parents of victims last month's mass kidnapping from a school in northeastern Nigeria express sorrow and outrage
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Hundreds of miles of bunting were sold in the run-up to Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee
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Sami Zaatari, a known British-based Islamic fundamentalist appearing in a April 2009 video. In the video, Zaatari, apologizes to a man after having threatened to kill him and his family (whose identities were never released by authorities for safety reasons). Zaatari had issued several death threats after a heated online debate in which the man disagreed with the views of the fundamentalist. The apology video was produced by Zaatari as a condition of avoiding criminal prosecution.
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On August 3, 2001, car bombing by the Real Irish Republican Army (RIRA) in Ealing, London, United Kingdom. Seven people suffered injuries and the Ealing Broadway shopping center, which was adjacent to the blast, suffered substantial property damage.
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